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Andrew Rindfleisch (b. 1963) is an internationally active composer, conductor, and pianist who has produced dozens of works for the concert hall, including solo, chamber, vocal, choral, and orchestral music. His committed interest in other forms of music-making have also led him to the composition and performance of jazz and related forms of improvisation. As a composer, Mr. Rindfleisch has been awarded many prestigious honors in recognition of his work. He is the 1997-98 recipient of the coveted Rome Prize and in 1996 received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He has also been the recipient of numerous other prizes, including those from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Fromm Foundation, the Koussevitzky Foundation at the Library of Congress, ASCAP, the Chautauqua Chamber Singers, the League of Composers-ISCM, and the National Association of Composers. He has participated in dozens of renowned music festivals and has received residency fellowships from the Charles Ives Center for American Music, the Czech-American Music Institute in Prague, the June in Buffalo Contemporary Music Festival, the MacDowell Colony, and the Pierre Boulez Workshop at Carnegie Hall, among others. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (Bachelor of Music), the New England Conservatory of Music (Master of Music), and Harvard University (PhD), and is currently a Professor of Music Composition at Cleveland State University.

An active conductor, Rindfleisch is Founder and Music Director of Boston's contemporary American music ensemble, Phantom Arts, which in a few short years has attracted attention for its riveting and broad-minded programs. He is also currently the Associate Conductor of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, a remarkable orchestral ensemble dedicated solely to contemporary literature, and the Music Director of the New Music Associates, a contemporary chamber music concert series in Cleveland. He regularly makes guest conducting appearances throughout the United States and abroad with many diverse musical organizations and ensembles.

[from program for May 21, 2001 concert]